Charlie Manning replaces Rush on WRKO starting Monday

Tue Mar 2 08:40:04 EST 2010

So WRKO replaces Limbaugh with a LOCAL show??? That's the BIG news! It
would surprise nobody if it were also to seal Tom Finneran's fate.
Entercom will use some of the $$$ they have been using to pay Finneran
to pay Manning. Now, if the rumors about Hillman from WAAF taking over
AM drive on WRKO are true, WRKO might not need Todd Feinburg, who has
been Finneran's sidekick. But maybe the plan is to make Feinburg
Manning's sidekick. After all, isn't this Manning's first gig as a
talk-show host (aside from the fill-ins he must have done)? Don't you
think he will need a foil to help fill all of those intervals when the
phones aren't ringing? Also, if Hillman moves to WRKO, will WAAF
simulcast WRKO in AM drive?

Dan Strassberg (
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Subject: Charlie Manning replaces Rush on WRKO starting Monday Jason Wolfe confirms that Charlie Manning willreplaceRushLimbaughstarting this Monday. WXKS 1200 is scheduled tolaunch onApril 1 butwho knows, it couldstart earlier...they alreadyrun Coastto Coast and you wonder ifthey'd let Rush be without aBostonaffiliatefor almost a month. When C2C got dropped by WRKO(Premieredecision),ittook a couple days to migrate to 1200. (If he doesn'tstartMonday,there are Rush affiliatesin Manchester NH,Worcester,Providence, and Cape Cod.)Manning is a Republican consultantwho willfocus on politics.In addition apparently Kiss 108's MattSiegelmentioned on show that"this company has an AM stationthat isgoing alltalk, including Rush Limbaugh. I don't like hispolitics but Ilikehim". Hesaid that Rush may call in to his show to help promote it.

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